Concern about binge drinking by the young and alcohol dependence amongst the older population seems to be a national preoccupation. But front-line, non-specialist workers can perform a vital role in helping to reduce alcohol consumption overall, amongst non-dependent drinkers. This course considers the problems associated with alcohol and aims to increase workers’ awareness and confidence in dealing with alcohol-related issues.
This one-day course has been developed to give an understanding of the role pharmacy-based Needle and Syringe Programmes play alongside drug and alcohol services, based on national NICE guidance. It will inform delegates of best practice and recognised harm reduction messages to be used when working with injecting drug users, along with an underpinning knowledge of currently injected substances and their associated risk factors.
This two-day course is for workers whose roles may touch on drug misuse but who provide non-specialist interventions. The course takes an in-depth look at: the causes of drug problems; the challenges of working with problem drug users (using documentary video); the preparation and injection of heroin; smoking crack; what interventions are available; and provides an overview of treatment modalities delivered at Tiers 3 and 4.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is exactly what you might think – a first aid approach to mental health. Originally founded and developed by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm in Australia, MHFA has been successfully introduced around the world, in countries as widespread as Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Canada, USA and Scotland.
This course will help participants to understand how eating plays a role in long and short term recovery. Understanding how the food we eat helps the body to recover is a powerful tool in harm reduction.
This course will examine the relationship between the use of drugs and alcohol by both the perpetrator and victims of domestic abuse and the impacts on any children living in that environment, and explore effective and sensitive ways of working to safeguard the victims and children whilst addressing the substance use of all parties.
Our team at HIT can work with you to tailor training to your particular needs. We will help you to develop specific training either as individual courses or a package of training. Contact us today to discuss your needs.
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Julian Cohen has worked as a drug education writer and trainer and as a counsellor and group leader for almost 25 years. He is the author of many drug education teaching and training packs, card games, pamphlets and books, many of which have been published by HIT, DrugScope and Healthwise.